from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state, condition, or quality of being great; as, greatness of size, greatness of mind, power, etc.
  • n. : Pride; haughtiness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state, condition, or quality of being great
  • n. Pride; haughtiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being great.
  • n. Great degree, amount, estimation, importance, or the like: as, greatness of genius or devotion; the greatness of a service or an enterprise.
  • n. Elevation of rank or station; power; dignity; distinction; eminence.
  • n. Self-esteem; arrogance.
  • n. Moral elevation; magnanimity; nobleness: as, greatness of mind.
  • n. Force; intensity: as, the greatness of sound, of heat, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unusual largeness in size or extent or number
  • n. the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence


Old English greátnes. (Wiktionary)


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